All About Autism 2011 • Week 1 Giveaway

All About Autism 2011 • Week 1 Giveaway

All About Autism 2011 • Week 1 Giveaway

Some of you know I used to make jewelry. Semi-precious stones and Swarovski Crystals were designed within rows of Hill Tribe and Sterling Silvers. That life has left, busying myself instead with writing about and raising my children.

When I went looking for Autism-related jewelry, I was repeatedly disappointed with the quality and design of the work I was finding…until I came across Tamantha Jewelry. What caught me most about her jewelry is uniqueness of the pieces. Not the typical “awareness” jewelry, Tammy’s designs give a reflection of the personality and uniqueness that enriches our lives…in the form of jewelry.

Tammy also happens to be a parent of a child challenged with Autism. So…Tamantha Jewelry is all about fun and unique designs made by hand, by a fellow parent raising a child with Autism, for another parent raising a child with Autism. What could be more special than that?! When she agreed to sponsor All About Autism 2011 by donating some of her pieces to other parents like her, I was thrilled.

The first Giveaway in the All About Autism Series 2011…necklace of sterling silver with an autism puzzle piece laid atop a semi-precious stone sphere…by Tamantha Jewlery.

With giveaways comes rules, so here they are

Giveaway for week #1 begins Sunday, April 3rd at midnight and ends Friday, April 8th at midnight with a winner chosen at random and announced on Saturday, April 9th here on Special Happens. The winner will be notified via email and has 7 days to respond or forfeit the prize to the next random winner.

Entry Options:

  1. Visit Tamantha Jewlery by clicking on the image above. Return here and tell me which of Tammy’s items you liked the most and why. (Mandatory). *good for a single entry*
  2. Let me know (here) what you thought of this week’s posts…which was your favorite and why. *good for a single entry*
  3. Subscribe to Special Happens. You can subscribe via reader or email (both in upper right), then return here and let me know you did. *good for a single entry*
  4. Tweet about this contest using #AAAutism hashtag and leave a comment. *good for a single entry per daily tweet (though you can tweet as much as you wish)*
  5. Share this contest on Facebook and leave a comment *good for a single entry per daily share*

That’s it! Now, enjoy the posts, check out this week’s sponsor and stay tuned to see who wins! Any questions, email me at or reach me via twitter, @Special_Happens.

By | 2011-04-03T12:57:35+00:00 April 3rd, 2011|Categories: Giveaways|36 Comments

About the Author:

Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate.


  1. Daily Woman April 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I like the Sterling Silver Open Puzzle Piece Necklace. I like because it simple and I am a simple sort of person.

  2. Daily Woman April 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Subscribe via Google Reader

  3. Daily Woman April 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    My favorite post is What Autism Means To Me because it is written so nicely. I dont think you could have said what so many others think in a better way.

  4. Whitney April 5, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I love the hope blossoms turquoise necklace because I love anything floral and/or turquoise! Gorgeous pieces! Love the cause as I can relate.
    whitlav at gmail dot com

  5. Whitney April 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I am now an email subscriber.
    whitlav at gmail dot com

  6. Whitney April 5, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I tweeted about this contest. @luckystars54
    whitlav at gmail dot com

  7. Jenny April 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Wow, her stuff is gorgeous! How could I pick just one? I love the one you shared the picture of. I love the heart puzzle and the “subtle awareness” necklace. Oh, they’re all so fantastic!

  8. Jenny April 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    SHared on Facebook w/my Autism Moms support group

  9. Jenny April 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Tweeted for you. Secretly I’m hoping no one sees it so I have a bigger chance of winning, but I put the hash tag in there and your twitter name. 🙂

  10. Bobbie April 5, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Okey dokey. I have subscribed. (can’t believe I wasn’t already!)

  11. Bobbie April 5, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Shared on FB. 🙂

  12. Bobbie April 5, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Tweeted. I’m on a roll! WAHOO!

  13. amy glendenning April 5, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    i like the different not less bracelet. it reminds me of whhat my sons dr says about his aspergers… “he doesn’t have a DISability, he has an ABILITY that NT people don’t have”

    • Gina April 6, 2011 at 12:08 am

      Ok. I have to respond to this one! I LOVE that his doc said that. SO true!

  14. amy glendenning April 6, 2011 at 12:01 am

    her designs are beautiful. i’ve subscribed and shared on facebook too. good luck everyone!

  15. Bobbie April 6, 2011 at 12:02 am this is my favorite of her pieces. But It was a hard choice!

  16. Jen April 6, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I loved the Different Not Less stamped necklace. I have a stamped necklace already with the kid’s names/birthstones, and I just love that style.

  17. Mikki Livanos April 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

    different not less is my favorite because the statement is powerful and the necklace is beautiful

  18. Mikki Livanos April 6, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I subscribed 🙂

  19. annette April 6, 2011 at 11:25 am

    the silver puzzle heart. “chosen” to struggle though life with anxiety issues. (know quite a few children on different levels of the autism spectrum…it is often hard to see where autism begins and anxiety ends. these are precious children!). blessings ?

  20. Kari April 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    All Time Favorite: Autism Crystal Cluster Necklace! 🙂 but all of them are so beautiful

  21. Kari April 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I loved the post
    This is what Autism is to me….
    … because truthfuly it summed up a lot of the same feelings I have deep inside. Truly powerful post

  22. Damonie April 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I like the Autism Awareness Guardian Angel necklace the most. I like this one because the little angel makes me think about my 6 year old son that has autism.

  23. Damonie April 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I’ve subscribed as a reader. I can’t believe I had not heard of this site before today… very interesting.

  24. Jenny April 7, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Hey, no one else is supposed to enter! 🙂 I just shared on Facebook.

  25. Jenny April 7, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I don’t know how I can pick a favorite post when every one I read is good! I agonized right w/Jen about the medicine decision, and cried reading Sherri’s post about parties. You have chosen awesome guests!

  26. Grace April 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I have two favorites: the Simply Beautiful AA Bracelet and the Multi-Ring AA Bracelet. They’re simple but pretty. And silver goes with everything. And I like bracelets. Yep.

  27. Jenny April 7, 2011 at 8:27 pm


  28. Jenny April 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Became an email subscriber. 🙂

  29. Ashley Collard April 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I like the Autism Awareness Unakite Wire Wrapped Necklace. Its so beautiful and really lets the small puzzle piece shine. All the jewelery is beautiful!

  30. Ashley Collard April 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    subscribed via email!

  31. Ashley Collard April 7, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    tweeted under username ashleycollard using the hashtag #AAAutism

  32. Ashley Collard April 7, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Posted on FB!

  33. Laura aka LaLaGirl April 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I really love the necklace with the key. All of it is just beautiful, though. She is really talented!

  34. Jenny April 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Tweeted. 🙂

  35. Ashley Collard April 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm


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